Gouda doesn’t necessarily come to mind when thinking about Instagrammable places, but it’s actually a very Instagrammable town. While wandering around Gouda, we found so many Instagram-worthy photo spots. In this blog post, we’re sharing all our finds, including the locations!
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Gouda City Hall
The City Hall is located in the heart of Gouda’s city center. The 15th-century building looks like it’s straight from a fairytale. Gouda City Hall is one of the oldest gothic city halls in the Netherlands. We think the building is beautiful, filled with interesting details and striking red shutters. When we visited Gouda in the winter, there was an ice skating rink surrounding the City Hall. As Dutchies, we just had to rent some ice skates and do a few laps. Such an iconic location for an ice skating rink!
The Turfmarkt is a canal in Gouda that ends in the city center. There’s a cute white and blue bench at the end of the Turfmarkt. From here you have a perfect view overlooking the canal and the historical buildings alongside it. We thought it was such a cute photo spot. In spring and summer, there are flowers at this spot too. Unfortunately they don’t grow in January, when we were there.
Looierspoort is a very small, but cute alley. The alley is about 1m wide and there are people living on both sides of the alley. Imagine living that close to your neighbors across! It’s the perfect photo spot, but we don’t think we could live there.
Achter de Vismarkt
The streets close to the city center are absolutely worth wandering around in. There are many historical buildings. We especially loved the house at the crossing of Achter de Vismarkt and the Vissteeg. The outside of the house is decorated with pretty shutters, paintings, a bench, bird houses and there is a bookcase filled with books for anyone to read. All the other houses in the street are very pretty too. If you want to fill your Instagram feed with Dutch historical buildings, this is the place to go to!
Molen De Roode Leeuw
We love checking out windmills everywhere we go in the Netherlands, so we had to check out this windmill close to the city center of Gouda. The windmill dates from 1727 and the surrounding area is filled with historical buildings too. We loved taking a photo here.
Achter de Kerk
Achter de Kerk, which literally means behind the church, is the street behind the Sint-Janskerk. From here, you have a lovely view of the back over Museum Gouda and the Museumcafé. There a small canal too and the entire area is just very pretty. So of course we had to take a photo!
The entrance of the Museumcafé is located at Achter de Kerk and next to the entrance we found a colorful bicycle. It was a promotional bicycle from the Museumcafé. The yellow-colored bicycle was decorated with pink flowers and it looked so pretty. We’re not sure whether the bicycle is always there, but it’s worth taking a look!
Close to Achter de Kerk is the Jeruzalemstraat. There’s a little canal next to the street and ‘t Kaaswinkeltje is located at the corner of the Jeruzalemstraat and Lange Tiendeweg. From the Jeruzalemstraat you have a lovely view of the cheese store and the cheese sign boards. We thought this was a lovely and typically Gouda Instagrammable place with the cheese signs.
We hope we’ve inspired you to visit the historical town of Gouda with these Instagrammable places. Have you been to the Netherlands or is it on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments below!
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